Memoirs of Miles Byrne, Volume 1

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Page 132 - they continue so, he must use the force entrusted to him with the utmost energy for their destruction. To the deluded multitude he promises pardon, on their delivering into his hands their leaders, surrendering their arms, and returning with sincerity to their allegiance. (Signed),
Page 21 - In short, the state of the country previous to the Insurrection is not to be imagined, except by those who witnessed the atrocities of every description committed by the military and the Orangemen, who were let loose on the unfortunate defenceless and unarmed population.
Page 3 - How often had he shown me the lands that belonged to our ancestors now in the hands of the descendants of the sanguinary followers of Cromwell, who preserved their plunder and robberies after the restoration of that scoundrel Charles II!
Page 162 - but the certainty that we should be joined by the mass of the population could have warranted such a proceeding. And to the shame of the people of that country be it said, they preferred to bow in abject slavery and crouch beneath the
Page 19 - all Ireland was put under martial law, and officially declared to be in a state of rebellion by a proclamation of the Lord Lieutenant and the Privy Council of the
Page 5 - It is quite fresh in my memory, and I shall never forget it, the mournful silence, the consternation of the poor people at the different chapels on Christmas Day and the following Sunday, after learning that the French had not landed, and that the French fleet had returned to France. Had Hoche been
Page 272 - Now the final plan to be executed consisted principally in taking the Castle, whilst the Pigeon House, Island Bridge, the Royal Barracks, and the old Custom House barracks were to be attacked ; and if not surprised and taken, they were to be blockaded, and entrenchments thrown up before them. Obstacles of every kind
Page 31 - was a worthy, simple, pious man, and one of those Roman Catholic priests who used the greatest exertions and exhortations to oblige the people to surrender their pikes and fire-arms of every description. As soon as the cowardly yeomanry thought that all the arms were given up, and that there was no
Page iii - Memoirs of Miles Byrne. Chef de Bataillon in the Service of France: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Knight of St. Louis, etc. Edited by his Widow. Paris
Page 35 - Major Lombard, the Hon. Captain De Courcy, Lieutenants Williams, Ware, Barry, and Ensign Keogh, with all the privates but two, were left dead on the field of battle. In short, none escaped except Colonel Foote, a sergeant, a drummer, and the two privates mentioned above. The Insurgents had but three killed and five or six wounded. The

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